Distance education students in the current TYBCom batch of Mumbai University’s Distance Learning Program will be spared of the confusion that marred the March 2012 exams. Putting an end to the chaos, the university at a recent Board of Examination (BoE) meeting decided to decentralize the examinations conducted by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) from March 2013.
The IDOL, which was part of the Mumbai University for several years, will now conduct its own exam. The date, time, question papers and the exam centres for over 60,000 students of IDOL’s undergraduate and post-graduate courses will be different from the ones in regular colleges. Though the results will be declared by the university, the examination process has been completely decentralized.
Subhash Deo, director of examinations of the university, said, “The paper pattern of the exam has changed for regular students. Also, in the regular course, students will be appearing for the exam in the new credit-based semester system. While students of the regular course are attempting 60-mark paper, IDOL students have to appear for a 100-mark paper.”